Jennifer Lopez talks about her 'self-destructive' relationship with Ben Affleck 4 years ago

Jennifer Lopez talks about her 'self-destructive' relationship with Ben Affleck

They were the golden couple of Hollywood in the early noughties.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were the ultimate A-lister couple from the moment they started dating back in 2002.


Yes, it’s been 15 years since 'Bennifer' and it’s taken that long for Jennifer to be able to talk about it.

The pair’s relationship was followed closely by the media and fans around the world and when news of a Bennifer engagement broke, it was the story on every front page the next day.

However, the pair publicly called off their engagement in 2004 and spoke very little about what had happened ever since.


Jennifer is now ready to talk and she’s talking to Vanity Fair.

In her most recent interview, the singer spoke about the ‘self-destructive’ relationship and how big an impact it had on her.

“I lost my sense of self, questioned if I belonged in this business, thought maybe I did suck at everything,” the 48-year-old said.

“And my relationship [with Ben] self-destructed in front of the entire world. It was a two-year thing for me until I picked myself up again.”


The singer had previously spoken about how much she’s changed since that time in an interview with W Magazine and suggested her insecurities played a big part in her and Ben’s split.

“Men in their 20s are very confident and cocky, and women are super insecure. And then it slips – men get super insecure, and women get comfortable in their own skin, in a way that makes them more beautiful.

“I never appreciated my body or my looks when I was in my 20s. Now I’m like, ‘Look at me! Look at you!’

“Not in a conceited or arrogant way – I just appeciated myself in a way that I didn’t when I was that age.”